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Can’t lie, I’m pretty excited about writing this piece for i70 this year. I’m hoping to look like I actually know what I’m talking about, and maybe just go ahead and extend my streak to two. You see, last year, for the “Key Player” project, I wrote about a young man by the name of David Freese. My incredible good fortune insight, luck stunning analysis, and fluke happenstance major league scout-like analysis identified the eventual NLCS and World Series MVP more than 7 months ahead of time.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Is there a single player, let alone pitcher, whose 2012 season will be more important to the St. Louis Cardinals’ success this year? To borrow a phrase from the recently departed Tony LaRussa, if Adam Wainwright isn’t, then he’s certainly tied for first. The organization, the fan base, and the entire National League had high expectations for Wainwright’s first season back to the bump following his Tommy John surgery a year ago. For months, everyone h
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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) St. Louis pitcher Chris Carpenter has returned to the Cardinals' spring training camp, with manager Mike Matheny still unsure when his ace will be back on a mound.
Carpenter, who has yet to pitch in a spring training game, underwent four days of tests last week in St. Louis to determine the cause of a nerve ailment that has weakened his throwing shoulder....
Heading into September, it didn't look like the St Louis Cardinals would be playing October baseball. But the stars aligned for St Louis in September. They went on a crazy run and stole the NL's wild card slot away from the Atlanta Braves, who collapsed in horrific fashion over the season's final month. In the playoffs, the Cardinals dispatched the team with the best...
The next subject in our annual St. Louis Cardinals spring training interview series is Rule 5 outfielder Erik Komatsu.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Lohse allowed two runs and five hits in six innings and Matt Holliday homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 on Sunday.
Lohse, who is projected to start the Cardinals' opener, struck out six and walked one.
Minnesota pitcher Nick Blackburn retired the first 10 batters he faced before Carlos Beltran's one-out bloop single...
As Spring Training nears its end, this interesting graphic might be the best thing that you see all week. It comes to us from Fox Sports Midwest and describe one of the Cardinals players as "Minor League Guy":
His real name is Oscar Tavares but let him be known as Minor League Guy for the rest of his career.
(Courtesy of Joe Sports Fan)
Carlos Beltran is a man of his word. Last year when he and former teammate Jon Niese were playing for the New York Mets, Beltran jokingly offered to pay for a nose job for Niese after overhearing him talk about getting surgery. This past October, Niese went through with the procedure and Beltran, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, is honoring his word and paying the $10,000 bill...
Carlos Beltran has finally made good on his offer to pay for former teammate Jon Niese's offseason nose job, ESPN reported Monday.
Beltran reportedly sent the Mets left-hander $10,000 to cover the rhinoplasty procedure.
The former Mets outfielder joked last season he would be willing to cover the cost of the cosmetic surgery after he overheard Niese talking about getting it...
Oscar Taveras might just be the most popular "Minor League Guy" left in Spring Training...and he's got a Major League gaffe (see below) to thank.You see, during Saturday's St. Louis Cardinals game against the New York Mets, the CG Operator for Fox Sports Midwest falied to update the lower third graphic when Taveras entered as a pinch runner.Ooops.But Taveras is...
On Monday, the Cardinals’ two lower-level clubs, Palm Beach and Quad Cities, traveled to the New York Mets’ home at Port St. Lucie while Memphis and Springfield remained home at the Roger Dean Stadium complex to face the Mets’ Triple-A and Double-A clubs (along with their MLB counterparts).
Memphis, Springfield and Palm Beach were victorious but Quad Cities fell. The Cardinals...
There is an exclusive, invite-only club whose membership is limited to heart-stopping, history-making World Series home runs. That prestigious roster now includes David Freese and his 11th-inning leadoff, walk-off home run that provided a fitting finale to a spectacular Fall Classic.
In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, on the edge of elimination, the St. Louis Cardinals trailed...
Roy Oswalt is no longer a part of the Phillies' rotation and this spring has been one injury after another for the Phillies. Odds are that stretching their division titles to six straight will be tougher than it was to get to five straight.
Without Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa, the St. Louis Cardinals have just become a bunch of guys. [Follow me @TravisHouser]